Holy Justice

A major section of Saint Catherine of Sienna’s Dialogues addresses the widespread corruption afflicting the Holy Catholic Church, then (as now). The root cause of such corruption is, of course, personal, as is the case with the saintly governance practiced by those ministers who have been true to their divine calling. As for the saints:Continue reading “Holy Justice”

Each a King unto Himself (under God)

Writing to the King of Cyprus, St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) advises him to submit his governance to three guides: “the authority of Holy Writ,” “the teachings of the philosophers,” and “the practice of worthy princes.” Like sailing a ship, governance is the skillful direction of a body to its “due end.” A pilot may “proceedContinue reading “Each a King unto Himself (under God)”